Miscanthus giganteus Alligator (Banded Giant Chinese Silver Grass)

An abundance of pink plumes that mature to fluffy silver hues grow among tall arching green blades with interesting yellow banding. The extreme height makes it the perfect grass to use as a living screen. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
7-8 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds
Deer and rabbit resistant

Français

Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PP20348

(Satin & Lace™ Series) Raspberry red flowers sport a vibrant eye and white accents on the ends of the petals. Feathery, bright green, threadleaf foliage forms a strong, upright clumping habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant

More Info »

Small airy white flowers edged with bright picotee pink grow on stems of green with a pink tinge, forming a low branching and compact habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to early summer
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

More Info »

Clusters of periwinkle blue saucer-shaped flowers grow on green foliage that turns orange red in fall and creates a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

More Info »

This perennial features upright stems bearing indigo blue flowers on dark purple calyxes and small green leaves growing in a compact, mounding habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Fragrant

More Info »

This miniature deciduous shrub features clusters of showy white flowers that bloom along stems bearing small, dark bronze-maroon foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant

More Info »

Golden brown feathery plumes emerge high above green and yellow variegated foliage. This grass is infertile, making it non-invasive. Grows in an upright clumping, dwarf habit. Moderate growth rate. 

Blooms late summer to winter
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
2.5-3 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft spread
Salt tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

More Info »

 

This clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous yellow-green leaves that turn rosy-red-tinted, while pink-tinged flower panicles appear midsummer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
6 ft tall x 4 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts pollinators

More Info »